Tolkien's Middle-earth
Tolkien's Middle-earth
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J.R.R. Tolkien's mythopoeic landscape featured in his mythology and history inspired fantasy novels.

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Excellent Setting for a great story

  • Oct 13, 2010
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"Middle Earth" is a well thought out landscape brought to life in Tolkien's books. Be sure to buy the "Atlas of Middle Earth" (by Karen Fonstad) if you really enjoy getting into the details. Brian Sibley's "Maps of Middle Earth" aren't bad either.

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The most imaginative fictional land in literary history. Tolkien's Middle-earth has all the rich detail of reality!
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Middle-earth is a fictional place which is the setting for most of the stories of author J. R. R. Tolkien. These stories include The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien's stories chronicle the struggle to control the world (called Arda) and the continent of Middle-earth, between the angelic Valar, the Elves and their allies among Men; and the demonic Melkor or Morgoth (a Vala fallen into evil) and his minions, mostly Orcs, Dragons and enslaved men. In later ages, after Morgoth's defeat and expulsion from Arda, his role is continued by his acolyte Sauron. The Valar withdrew from direct involvement in the affairs of Middle-earth after the defeat of Morgoth, but in later years they sent the wizards or Istari to help in the struggle against Sauron. The most important of these were Gandalf the Grey and Saruman the White. Gandalf remained true to his mission and proved crucial in the fight for Sauron's destruction. Saruman however, became corrupted, and sought to establish himself as a rival to Sauron for absolute power in Middle-earth. Other races involved in the struggle against evil are Dwarves, Ents and most famously Hobbits. The early stages of the conflict are chronicled in Tolkien's work The Silmarillion, while the final stages of the struggle to defeat Sauron are dealt with in his works The Hobbit and the main text of The Lord of the Rings.
A recurring theme in the stories is that the focus of conflict is on the possession and control of precious or magical objects. ...
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